“One neat thing about this storybook app is that it focuses on reading comprehension as kids must use their memory to help Treasure Kai get home. And, unlike many other storybook apps, in Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold kids can experience the story in a completely different way each time – a modern spin on “choose-your-own-adventure” stories of the past.”
“Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island was one of the very first apps I ever purchased. It was an instant hit with all of my children and is still one of my favourite apps. I eagerly awaited the release of Treasure kai 2 and I can tell you it was worth the wait. Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold is every bit as engaging as it’s predecessor.
“We are big fans of Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island in this household as my six year old constantly goes back to this fun app! Recently, Karen Robinson released part two in the Treasure Kai series called Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold. As with the first app, you feel that you are part of an adventure and get really engrossed in the story and treasure hunting. The story is fantastic and you are immediately swept into the adventure with Kai and his best friend, Kate.”
We’re thrilled that Padgadget included Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold in their “10 Can’t Miss Apps” in November 2012!!
4.5 Stars from Fun2Tap!
“There is plenty of action in the story to keep young readers engaged and some of the touchscreen animations are integral to the story-telling.” Read the full review here.
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“Once more award-winning children’s book author Karen Guinn Robertson takes your kids on an amazing interactive adventure with a “Choose your Own Adventure Book” where your kids takes an active part in the story and decide how the adventure unfolds.”
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For interactive reading, the Treasure Kai series is like no other book apps. Have a read of the series review here.
We are beyond excited to have received a 5-star review from Digital Storytime for Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold. “Full of exceptional interactivity that is both story-related and fun, this title surpasses the first book in a way that is rare for a series.”
Overall, we really enjoyed this book, it is very true to the original Treasure Kai story, but at the same time is different enough to keep my children’s attention. We loved the feeling of adventure in the book, and the fact that you learned a little history at the same time. The treasure chests and keys are a great way to keep the children involved in the story and to make it a fresh experience every time. We liked that the keys were all different and that you need to collect all seven keys to complete the story. It is a sequel that doesn’t disappoint, my three children give it an enthusiastic thumbs up and vote it even better than the original.
The Digital Media Diet: Now that the iPad has been around for over a year, the selection of quality book apps is large enough to justify creating a real library of titles, especially for children’s picture book apps. And any library needs a good foundation … Click Here to Read The Whole Review …
This is the coolest kids book I have seen in a long long time. I think at first I played with it more than Callan did. And then I think he got mad that I was playing with his “book toy” as he calls it, and he started to play with it along with me, and then on his own. When he is too quiet, I will go check on him and he will be in his room playing with/reading the book. So cool … Click Here to Read the Whole Review
My kids enjoy when I read them books, so I knew they were really going to enjoy the Treasure Kai book! This book is unlike other books because it allows your lil one to go on a treasure hunt of their own. They will read fun stories, get clues, and find secret treasure, keeping them entertained and happy while doing so. It is so much more interactive than a regular book and will keep your child engaged the entire time. I couldn’t wait to read it to my sons and see how much they would enjoy it. … Click Here to Read the Whole Review
Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island brings me back to the “Choose Your Adventure” books I used to read with my kids. This ability to change order is one of the features that is so easy to do with an app, so I’m surprised that we don’t see more books for kids where they can cut from one part of the book to another depending on what door, or in this case which chest, they choose to open … Click Here to Read the Whole Review
Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold Shark Island is a top interactive treasure hunt adventure book app for kids based on the award-winning children’s book by Karen Guinn Robertson with illustrations byVictor Guiza. Unlike other picture book apps your kids are in charge and decide how the adventure unfolds. Innovative and creative Treasure Kai is a wonderful addition to your childrens’ iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch iLibrary … Click Here to Read the Whole Review
Kai is a 10 year old boy with a wild imagination and a love of history and treasure. He lives above his parents’ treasure shop and the illustrations of this store were so detailed that I could almost imagine being able to play a ‘hidden object’ game within the page. Tapping on any one of dozens of items elicits high quality sound effects at every turn in the shop’s shelves. And we haven’t even gotten to the heart of this book – the treasure hunt itself … Click Here to Read the Whole Review
Treasure Bound Books has developed a wonderful iPad app for your school-aged child that they will immerse themselves into and enjoy for hours at a time. You child controls the navigation of the story by the choices they make, ensuring that every adventure is unique, and that your child will return over and over again for another round of adventure. With each new exciting adventure they will explore exciting mysteries! … Click Here to Read the Whole Review
What will your child learn: Language Reading comprehension Treasure Kai is an App adaption of the Treasure Kai book. This book App like the book has a twist. Unlike most digital books the story isn’t linear. It starts out the way you expect. A page with text read to you …. Click Here to Read the Whole Review
Parents need to know that Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island is an interactive adaptation of the award-winning children’s book by Karen Guinn Robertson with illustrations by Victor Guiza. The story follows a boy named Kai on his treasure-hunting exploits, letting kids tap treasure chests to decide which part of the story to hear next. The story ends once Kai finds a special treasure in one of the chests, and the outcome is random, meaning the story will always read a little differently from the time before …. Click Here to Read the Whole Review
Treasure Kai book app: “Top 10 Most Original” and “Top 10 Most Innovative Use of Interactivity” Book for iPad – Digital Storytime
See “Treasure Kai” in the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/treasure-kai-lost-gold-shark/id418289114?mt=8
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